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Benefiting from and Managing Birds and Bugs

04/24/19, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Don't be left behind. Based on Wild Farm Alliance's recent Napa event about beneficial birds and habitat where almost 100winemakers and others attended, you won't want to miss these leading edge presentations. Topics will focus on supporting beneficial birds and insects that consume winegrape pests including mealybugs, leafhoppers, sharpshooters, mites and scale.

Free for Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association members and $15 for non-members. Includes refreshments, a copy of WFA's recent publication, Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds, and an entry in a raffle to win a Patagonia Chore Coat.

Jo Ann Baumgartner of Wild Farm Alliance will discuss the many positive pest control contributions made by native birds and what we can do to support them. She will also cover pest birds and their control.

Houston Wilson, PhD and Asst. Cooperative Extension Specialist will present his extensive work with Napa growers on beneficial insect habitat and release of effective species.

Elissa Olimpi, PhD and avian researcher, will give a live presentation of local bird life temporarily captured from the immediate Wrights Station Vineyard edges in a mist net demonstration. Come on time as we will not hold the birds for long and you will have a chance to see up close our avian neighbors.

Wild Farm Alliance



Wrights Station Vineyard


24250 Loma Prieta Ave, Los Gatos, CA, 95033